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FIRST-PERSON: Honoring spiritual mothers

INDIANAPOLIS (BP) — Mother’s Day is coming fast! And let me just say, my mom is literally the best, just as you could same the same for yours. This coming Mother’s Day is a great day to get to honor those who have loved and cared for us teaching us to obey Jesus and love others.

But there’s another group of women we can also honor on coming Sunday: the spiritual mothers in our lives — women who have mentored us, poured their lives into us and encouraged us toward Jesus even though we aren’t biologically theirs.

For these women in your life, here are a few fresh ideas on how you can honor them as well on this upcoming Mother’s Day:

— Drop off a single flower at their home with a note attached saying, “Thanks for impacting my life!”

— Sit down and hand write a letter listing the top 10 ways she has impacted you over the years.

— Call her and tell her how much you appreciate her. Make it personal and specific by recounting at least one thing she has said or done that changed how you live your life to better represent Jesus as a result of her influence.

— Have a social media account? Tag her in a post honoring her for her input in your life.

— Personalize a gift with a Scripture she has taught you or challenged you with that was impactful. Put the verse on a coffee cup, journal, photo frame, etc., as a reminder of her influence.

Scripture commands us to give honor to whom honor is due (see Romans 13:7). Find a way to say thank you and make it really count for these amazing women who have invested in your life. Make your list today of who you will honor this Mother’s Day alongside your own mom (who I’m sure is close to as awesome as mine is).

    About the Author

  • Autumn Wall

    Autumn Wall, online at www.autumnwall.com, is an author, speaker, worship leader, pastor’s wife and mom of three in Indianapolis. She is the co-author of “Across the Street and Around the World” (New Hope Publishers).

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